MUSKOKA — Two drivers — including one found in “medical distress” in a “live” lane — and another who landed in a swamp were charged with impaired driving on the weekend.
Police report the two separate charges were on Saturday, June 3.
In the morning, OPP in Huntsville charged the first driver after responding to a vehicle stopped in the middle of Hwy. 60 at 9:45 a.m.
Responding officers found the vehicle in an operating lane, where they found the driver in what they called “medical distress.”
After being assessed by paramedics, the driver was transported to Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.
As a result of the police investigation, Kyle Jones, 40, of Lake of Bays Township was charged with Operation while impaired
Jones is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge July 25, 2023.
Later that afternoon, south Muskoka officers in Muskoka Lakes charged another motorist with impaired driving after investigating a single-vehicle collision on Muskoka Road 169 in Muskoka Lakes Twp.
Emergency services responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision on Muskoka Rd. 169 just before 4:30 p.m.
A vehicle had left the roadway and went down an embankment into a swamp area.
That driver was transported to hospital with minor injures.
Subsequently, police arrested and charged 29-year-old Anita Valeriote, of Guelph, with Impaired Operation CC 320.14(1)(a) and Over 80 CC 320.14(1)(b).
Valeriote is to also appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge, July 25, 2023.